Gin & Trombones

A long standing favorite of the die-hard 'cross crowd - and just plain fast - the Gin & Trombones has its roots in the hardcore cross scene in Belgium. But it's also earned its place on race podiums here in the U.S. of A. For those of you who think racing really starts in September, this has all the mud clearance you need, even for the sloppy axle-deep New England courses, plus a lower center of gravity for better stability. And thanks to the carbon seat stays and oversized chainstays, you get a smooth ride with the snappy acceleration you would expect to find only in a road bike.

The 2013 Gin & Trombones is disc + cantilever ready, compatible with both 130mm + 135mm rear spacing = ultimate component cross-over compatibility, just so you're ready for whatever the disc-brake-cross-thing throws at us over the next couple years.

2013 color is Flanders Black/Yellow.

Get your 'cross on. VD style.

Frameset (frame/fork/headset) - $1100 (specify disc or cantilever fork)

Complete bike, w/ SRAM Rival Build - $2699 (no entry level bike - it's race ready out of the box)

Frame Weight: 1450g for 54cm Bike Weight as Pictured: 18.5 lbs. All complete bikes are built up to order. Wheelset & tires in component specification chart can be upgraded to Easton EA70X w/ Challenge tubulars

Click the "specifications" tab below to see a complete listing of standard build options and spec details

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Geometry

size seat tube (c-t)* top tube (c-c)** head tube head angle seat angle chain stay bb drop wheel base
50 46.5 52 10 71 75 42.5 7 100.7cm
52 48 53.5 12 71.5 75 42.5 7 101.5
54 50 54.5 14 72 74 42.5 7 101.4
56 53 56 16 72.5 74 42.5 7 102.4
58 56 57.5 18 73 74 42.5 7 103.3
60 58 59.5 20 73 74 42.5 7 105.3
* Seat tube "c-t" measurement measures from center of bottom bracket to top of top tube
** All top tubes are effective top tube length (measured horizontally c-c)
Seat post: 27.2mm
Front derailleur clamp: 31.8mm

Specifications

build shifters derailleurs crank brakes handlebars stem seat post tires wheels cassette MSRP
Shimano Dura Ace DI2 Dura Ace DI2 Dura Ace DI2 FSA BB30 K-Force 36/46 TRP EuroX
FSA K-Force
FSA OS99 FSA K-Force
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Easton Road
Dura Ace
$7999
Shimano Dura Ace Dura Ace Dura Ace FSA BB30 K-Force TRP EuroX
FSA K-Force
FSA OS99 FSA K-Force
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Easton Road
Ultegra
$4799
Shimano Ultegra
Ultegra
Ultegra
FSA BB30 SLK
TRP EuroX
FSA Energy FSA OS190 FSA SLK
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Easton Road
Ultegra
$3299
Shimano 105 105 105 FSA BB30 Gossamer FSA Energy
FSA Omega
FSA OS190 FSA SL-280
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Easton Road
105 5700
$2699
SRAM Red
Red
Red
SRAM BB30 Red
TRP EuroX
FSA K-Force FSA OS99 FSA K-Force
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Easton Road
SRAM 1070 $4699
SRAM Force Force Force FSA SLK BB30 TRP EuroX
FSA Energy
FSA OS190 FSA SLK
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Easton Road
SRAM 1070
$3199
SRAM Rival
Rival
Rival
FSA BB30 Gossamer
FSA Energy
FSA Omega FSA OS190 FSA SL-280
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Easton Road
SRAM 1050
$2699
SRAM Apex
Apex
Apex
FSA BB30 Gossamer
Tektro
FSA Omega FSA OS190 FSA SL-280
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Easton Road
105 5700
$2599
Campagnolo Super Record 11spd Super Record Super Record FSA BB30 K Force TRP EuroX
FSA-K Force
FSA OS99 FSA K-Force
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Fulcrum Racing 5
Record
$5499
Campagnolo Record 11spd Record Record FSA BB30 K Force TRP EuroX
FSA K Force
FSA OS99 FSA K-Force
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Fulcrum Racing 5
Chorus
$4799
Campagnolo Chorus 11spd Chorus Chorus FSA BB30 SLK TRP EuroX
FSA Energy
FSA OS190 FSA SLK
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Fulcrum Racing 5
Chorus
$3999
Campagnolo Athena 11spd Athena Athena FSA BB30 Gossamer FSA Energy
FSA Omega
FSA OS190 FSA SL-280
Challenge Grifo Clincher
Campagnolo Khamsin
Chorus
$3099

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